Russell Wayne Beltz

Korean War
Service #292-375
RankStorekeeper Third Class U.S. Coast Guard
Date of DeathNovember 11 1952
National Defense Service Medal
Storekeeper Third Class Beltz was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Storekeeper Third Class Beltz was assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard Detachment, Agana, Guam. On November 11, 1952, he was flying as an observer in a Coast Guard PBY-6 rescue aircraft on a training flight, which crashed after its engine caught fire on takeoff killing him, the pilot and the co-pilot.